LinkedSpending: OpenSpending becomes Linked Open Data

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Konrad Höffner
Michael Martin
Jens Lehmann

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Natasha Noy

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Dataset Description
There is a high public demand to increase transparency in government spending. Open spending data has the power to reduce corruption by increasing accountability and strengthens democracy because voters can make better informed decisions. An informed and trusting public also strengthens the government itself because it is more likely to commit to large projects. is a an open platform that provides public finance data from governments around the world. In this article, we present its RDF conversion LinkedSpending which provides more than five million planned and carried out financial transactions in 627 datasets from all over the world from 2005 to 2035 as Linked Open Data. This data is represented in the RDF Data Cube vocabulary and is freely available and openly licensed.
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By Oscar Corcho submitted on 20/Nov/2014
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I am very happy with the updates that have been done by the authors in this last revision.